Ultimate GMAT Essay - Ace the Essay in 1 week
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Master the GMAT Essay and join hundreds of students who have produced stunning essays and earned perfect scores
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1,891 students enrolled
Created by Irfan Ali
Last updated 7/2015
English
Price: $65
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know the requirements to achieve the best score on the GMAT AWA Essay.
  • Know how to plan, write and produce an excellent GMAT Essay.
  • Know how to approach the essay question effectively managing your time.
  • Know how to write accurate, concise and precision based essay answers.
  • Understand the complete Grading Criteria used by the GMAT graders to maximise your own essay score.
  • Know how to analyse and practice real GMAT Questions and Answers.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of the GMAT is required.
  • A good general command of standard written English is required.
Description

Why take this course?

This is a complete and comprehensive course for all levels and abilities, covering the fundamental core aspects of the GMAT AWA Essay. This course will prepare you to take this Analytical Writing Assessment component of the GMAT. A separately scored and mandatory section of the GMAT.

What will it provide?

It will provide you with the essential tools, strategies, approaches & techniques in order to obtain the highest possible score 6.0 in the GMAT Essay.

In addition to the complete comprehensive video lectures there are several downloadable resources and material included with this course including the Official AWA Question List, the Essay Template, the AWA Scoring Criteria and a set of real fully worked GMAT questions and answers.

How will I learn?

This Ultimate GMAT course is structured in an easy to follow, digestible structure - so that you can learn and absorb the techniques and strategies in order to maximise your score potential. Also included is a set of actual GMAT Essay questions and answers - fully explained in granular detail.

What impact will it have?

This course is a crucial and important resource that all GMAT test takers should use to familiarise and build confidence in answering the essay question in the GMAT. Universities are likely to request transcripts of your actual essay responses for interview purposes - so it makes sense that you really ace this section with flair!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for levels and abilities.
  • New beginners.
  • Students who are retaking the GMAT.
  • Advanced level students.
  • It is also a prefect course for those wishing to pursue places at IVY League Universities.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
03:07:05
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Introduction
2 Lectures 08:31

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know the key objectives to the AWA Essay section in the GMAT.
  • Know what the AWA will measure.
  • Know how long the essay will take.
  • Know the types of topics they will test.
  • Know where to download and obtain the Official AWA question list.
Preview 03:34

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know exactly what is required to produce an essay in the GMAT.
  • Know the components of an argument.
  • Know the Thesis of your argument.
What is required?
04:57
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The GMAT Essay Question
13 Lectures 01:40:07

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know how to answer the essay question.
  • Know in detail the components of an argument.
  • Know what a conclusion, premise and assumption is.

Skills

  • Be able to break an argument into its key components.
Dissection of an Argument
06:20

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know how an essay question appears on the GMAT.
  • Know the components of the format of a GMAT essay question.
  • Know what the source, argument and question statements are in a question.

Skills

  • Be able to read and break down and analyse a real GMAT argument.
  • Be able to identify the conclusion using common red flag words.
  • Be able to identify the premise(s) using common red flag words.
The Question Format
06:07

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know how to break down an approach to the essay.
  • Know about the components of the approach to answering the question.
  • Know practically how you will answer the question in the test - using a text editor.
  • Know how many assumptions you will extract.
  • Know how to evaluate, plan, write and proofread your essay.
  • Know about basic punctuation requirements and standards.

Skills

  • Be able to take specific steps to approach the essay question.
Approach
05:43

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know about the structure requirements of the essay.
  • Know generally how your essay will be marked.
  • Know about the E-rater - the second grader.
  • Know how to write the introduction.
  • Know the basic structure of an essay - introduction, body and conclusion.
  • Know how many paragraphs to include in the body of the essay.
  • Know how to structure the introduction & conclusion and answer the what else?
The Format of the Essay
11:05

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know how to use a structured template to answer the essay question.
  • Know the key components of each paragraph.
  • Know what a conclusion, premise and assumption is.
  • Know how to include your Thesis.
  • Know how to include link words.
  • Know the ideal word limit.

Skills

  • Be able to use a framework to structure, build and write your essay.
The Essay Template
05:19

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know how to identify faults.
  • Know about the types of assumptions.
  • Know how the essay will be graded including, standard written English, quality of ideas, and relevant examples.
  • Know how to develop ideas and justify points.
What is expected? - Assumptions & Overview of Grading
02:34

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know how to improve your vocabulary.
  • Know how to improve diction.
  • Know how to be precise, concise and accurate.
  • Know how to proof your essay.
General Tips
02:00

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know about the framework and criteria for grading the essay.
  • Know how to obtain the maximum marks in the essay grading framework.
  • Know how the grading system works.
  • Know about the official GMAT grading guidelines.
  • Know about the scale of the final score.
  • Know about the minimum or adequate requirement.
  • Know what great score on the essay for Ivy League schools and universities is.
  • Know about the half mark increment marking scale.
Official Guidleines to the Essay Grading
10:56

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know about the AWA Assessment criteria.
  • Know how to obtain marks to identify the conclusion, premises and assumptions.
  • Know how to obtain marks develop your points of argument.
  • Know how to obtain marks to develop ideas and evidence.
  • Know how to obtain marks for style and structure.
  • Know how to obtain marks for grammar usage, spelling and punctuation.
  • Know how to obtain marks for fluidity.

Skills

  • Be able to use the Assessment Criteria to self-mark/assess your own essays.
Essay Scoring Criteria
03:54

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know how to read a real GMAT essay question.
  • Know how to approach a typical essay question.
Preview 14:43

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know what information to include in the introduction.
  • Know what information to include in the first body paragraph.
  • Know what information to include in the second body paragraph.
  • Know what information to include in the third body paragraph.
  • Know what information to include in the conclusion.

Skills

  • Be able to write an opening introduction paragraph.
  • Be able to embed the conclusion, premises and assumptions in the introduction.
  • Be able write and structure the first body paragraph.
  • Be able write and structure the second body paragraph.
  • Be able write and structure the third body paragraph.
  • Be able write and structure the conclusion paragraph.
Question Analysis - Sample Answer
11:19

In this lecture you will:

Knowledge

  • Know what abstract means.
  • Know the difference between abstract and concrete.
  • Know how to make something less abstract.
  • Know about layers of abstraction.
  • Know how to provide specific and precise examples in the essay.
Abstraction
13:12

In this lecture you will:

Skills

  • Be able to use layering in abstraction.
  • Be able to apply layering and abstraction to real examples.
  • Be able to narrow a topic to low level abstraction.
Abstraction Examples
06:55
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Real GMAT Example Questions & Answers
5 Lectures 01:18:27

In this lecture you will:

Skills

  • Be able to answer a real GMAT essay question question.
  • Be able to write a full length gmat essay response.
  • Be able to analyse a real GMAT question.
  • Be able to extract the conclusion, premise(s) and assumptions.
  • Be able to structure a full length essay response.
  • Be able to write a great introduction, body and concluding paragraph.
  • Be able to maximise your score with concrete and tangible examples and counter examples.
  • Be able to produce an excellent essay response which is clear, concise and precise.
Example Question & Answer 1
14:28

In this lecture you will:

Skills

  • Be able to answer a real GMAT essay question question.
  • Be able to write a full length gmat essay response.
  • Be able to analyse a real GMAT question.
  • Be able to extract the conclusion, premise(s) and assumptions.
  • Be able to structure a full length essay response.
  • Be able to write a great introduction, body and concluding paragraph.
  • Be able to maximise your score with concrete and tangible examples and counter examples.
  • Be able to produce an excellent essay response which is clear, concise and precise.
Example Question & Answer 2
15:22

In this lecture you will:

Skills

  • Be able to answer a real GMAT essay question question.
  • Be able to write a full length gmat essay response.
  • Be able to analyse a real GMAT question.
  • Be able to extract the conclusion, premise(s) and assumptions.
  • Be able to structure a full length essay response.
  • Be able to write a great introduction, body and concluding paragraph.
  • Be able to maximise your score with concrete and tangible examples and counter examples.
  • Be able to produce an excellent essay response which is clear, concise and precise.
Example Question & Answer 3
19:43

In this lecture you will:

Skills

  • Be able to answer a real GMAT essay question question.
  • Be able to write a full length gmat essay response.
  • Be able to analyse a real GMAT question.
  • Be able to extract the conclusion, premise(s) and assumptions.
  • Be able to structure a full length essay response.
  • Be able to write a great introduction, body and concluding paragraph.
  • Be able to maximise your score with concrete and tangible examples and counter examples.
  • Be able to produce an excellent essay response which is clear, concise and precise.
Example Question & Answer 4
14:49

In this lecture you will:

Skills

  • Be able to answer a real GMAT essay question question.
  • Be able to write a full length gmat essay response.
  • Be able to analyse a real GMAT question.
  • Be able to extract the conclusion, premise(s) and assumptions.
  • Be able to structure a full length essay response.
  • Be able to write a great introduction, body and concluding paragraph.
  • Be able to maximise your score with concrete and tangible examples and counter examples.
  • Be able to produce an excellent essay response which is clear, concise and precise.
Example Question & Answer 5
14:05
About the Instructor
Irfan Ali
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Irfan has developed and taught an impressive range of targeted student friendly face to face classroom and online courses including the GMAT, GRE, SAT, SSAT, TOEFL and IELTS. He specialises in learning using technology - using innovative and effective pedagogical techniques to teach and support students across the world.